England picked up their first Test win in Cape Town since 1957 at Newlands last week, in what was a famous victory for both Joe Root’s side and the Barmy Army.
The Three Lions fans in the ground provided the soundtrack to the Test and were heralded after the game as England’s 12th man.
But the performance of those supporters was anything but a one-off, the Barmy Army have been like producing displays like that for a long time now and have become arguably the most well-known fans in the game.
After more than 25 years of support, Sky Sports paid tribute to the Barmy Army in their coverage of the third Test against South Africa at Port Elizabeth.
Missed what the Barmy Army got up to at Newlands? Check out the best bits here.
The world-famous supporters club was started by three men, David Peacock, Paul Burnham, and Gareth Evans, and a T-shirt on the tour of Australia in 1994/95 and has been on every England tour since–going from strength to strength.
That origin story is recounted in Sky Sports’ during the Tea break on day two, which also features archive footage from through the years, the thoughts of some of the Barmy Army’s own, and interviews with a range of England stars–past and present.
There seems to be a recurring theme in what those players have to say: that the Barmy Army have a huge impact on their performances out in the middle.
If you missed it during the Tea break it’s certainly worth a watch now but be careful, you might find yourself looking up flight prices to South Africa after!
Check it out below…